Born in Singapore in 1961, Dr Simone Lazaroo moved to Western Australia with her family at a young age. She has won both national and international awards for her novels and been a guest speaker for various literary festivals and community events. Simone supports her literary career by teaching creative writing at Murdoch University. Her book The World Waiting to be Made has been translated into French and Mandarin.
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 1995, 2000, 2006)
Kiriyama Rim Pacific Prize (Shortlisted 2000)
Nita B Kibble Award (Shortlisted 1995)
T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Winner 1993)